THE DARKWARE LEGACY ARCHIVES
Virtual Studio Technology designed for Demented Audio Marauders.
Archive Hosted with Permission of Jack Dark
USE THESE VST AT YOUR OWN RISK.
NO WARRANTY OFFERED.
NO TECH SUPPORT PROVIDED.
That means do not email Jack asking how to make the DarkWare go.
All DarkWare was spewed forth upon the VST scene during 2005
by the experimental electronica musician Jack Dark.
If you want to be Jack's friend, go here.
DarkWare products were produced from June'05 till December'05. The first public DarkWare release was El Fuego, the last public Darkware release was Glitch Jockey (arguably The Nightmare Machine
could be considered the final release). DarkWare products were featured
in a variety of electronic music software magazines (Computer Music,
Future Music, DTMM, etc.), and quickly amassed a cult following.
However, after nearly 30 DarkWare releases, Jack got tired of producing
freeware VST. Thusly in January '06, Jack ended DarkWare permanently so
he could start selling commercial VST called NOVUZEIT.
Ever seen a car battery corroded by its own acid?
Now imagine if that happened to your music.
Timmy's science fair entry didn't win the ribbon,
but it won him the ladies.
CIRCUIT BENT CHIPTUNE SYNTH
All your old consoles,
fried by lightning.
Make yourself sound nasty.
Or just weird.
WAVESHAPERS + GLITCH
Do you like it rough?
These girls do.
He caught something that wouldn't wash off.
Triva: DarkWare's first VST.
EVP ENHANCER MK1
ENVIRONMENTAL VOICE PHENOMENA
Translife communication 101.
Word's first EVP VST.
Great FX box, bad GUI.
The original glitch bitch.
World's first hentai GUI'd VST.
A compromise for the complainers.
GlitchGirl's vengeful revengeance.
She came back with a GLITCH-MECH.
World's first VST with an easter egg.
A difficult interface,
but patience rewards.
Sometimes the subtle punch,
wins the match.
Quit gambling, cheating, smoking, drinking, over eating...
DONATE ALL MONEY TO JACK DARK.
Turn your audio into water.
Stretchy, springy, reverbery, water.
FUCK SHIT UP BOX
Solve the puzzle, win the prize.
And what a prize!
Check the tool-tips.
Hint: The eyes are buttons.
PAPERGOOSE (aka PAPER GOOSE)
PRO IDM ENHANCER
there is a Papergoose.
FUCK SHIT UP DELAY
DarkWare's most popular VST.
Why could that be?
FUCK SHIT UP DELAY
Can you believe some people are offended by tits?
Or was it the hearts afterall?
but sounds insane.
COMB FILTERED DELAY
Make your beats metallicized.
Was suppose to make a "Heavy" version.
Doubt it'll happen now though.
Hey, I didn't get a Super Bionic Commando.
COMMODORE 64 SID EMULATOR
Kinda sounds like a SID at times.
Maybe I smoke a lot of crack.
CIRCUIT BENT VA
Circuit bent virtual analog.
World's first circuit bent-modeled VST.
THE NIGHTMARE MACHINE
EVIL IN A BOX
The last DarkWare VST produced,
but never finished past "beta".
Still useful, but be careful.
The reverb knob can hurt you.
Makes some really great atmospheric pads,
but the CPU usage is BAD.
Comments (not questions) about DarkWare are always welcome at JD's MySpace page.
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